Grateful Dead Live at Academy of Music on 1972-03-22
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Greatest Story Ever Told, Deal, Mr. Charlie, Black Throated Wind, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Two Souls In Communion, Me And Bobby McGee, Loser, Big Boss Man, Jack Straw, Big Railroad Blues, Looks Like Rain, Casey Jones
Me And My Uncle, Sugaree, Chinatown Shuffle, Playing In The Band, It Hurts Me Too, Brown Eyed Women, El Paso, Brokedown Palace, Sugar Magnolia > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Jam > Uncle John's Band, E: One More Saturday Night
setlist courtesy deadlists.com
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|Greatest Story Ever Told|
|Black Throated Wind|
|China Cat Sunflower ->|
|I Know You Rider|
|Two Souls In Communion|
|Me And Bobby McGee|
|Big Boss Man|
|Big Railroad Blues|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Me And My Uncle|
|Playing In The Band|
|It Hurts Me Too|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Sugar Magnolia ->|
|Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) ->|
|Uncle John's Band|
|One More Saturday Night|
-- All disc changes are seamless
-- Cut in Loser
-- Intro to Big Railroad Blues cut due to reel flip
-- Reel flip in Caution at 9:25
-- Hundreds of flaws removed, but some may still remain
-- Thanks to Rob Eaton for lending me his Dats
- Dat (Sony D8) -> Samplitude Professional v9.11 -> FLAC
- New York, NY
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Academy of Music
Subject: GREAT SHOW FROM A GRATE RUN
on organ with Keith on piano !
as always, as Deadheads, we listened through the noise (cassettes!). and there's some transcendent moments here . especially the jam leading to Uncle John's.
gotta give it a 4 in spite of many flaws, bc Pigpen.
Subject: Finally we are completing the week
Another thank-you-Charlie. This was, until recently, a crappy-AUD show. The second show of what turned out to be seven at the Academy (better known as the Palladium) in Manhattan. The following night may be the best of the run and this the least, but it has a big, nearly 2hr first set @16 songs - though that's because they spend a few songs in the middle solving equipment problems. Some have suggested they only played sets like this in the 90s, but the 90s always had very slick, professional setup and sound. The second set is also long @nearly 2 hrs. In any 7-day run there's a best show and a least, but this has a couple great ones among several trainwrecks and dead sidings.
First Set. The drums are mixed too loud but you can still hear everyone, though the first two songs don't quite make it. An early Deal runs off the rails a couple times, but they gel for an excellent Mr. Charlie. It was clearly one of Jer's favorites at the time, and the best Pig/Jer song, but it's Billy that swings it perfectly. He's having a great night - as you can hear on China Cat>Rider. In the Rider, Jer, uncharacteristically rides a volume pedal (or maybe just his pot?). The Mexicali is great but things go flat until Loser trainwrecks (albeit mainly on monitor problems). Another wash, Big Boss Man is slop among more tech problems and then monitor buzzing distracts the band for a sloppy Jack Straw. Jer is the first to get it together (and Pig's harp), on Big Railroad. The second-ever Looks Like Rain is already shaping up. The Casey Jones is strong.
Second Set. An average '72 set, with a setlist of typically first-set songs. Playing was played every night of the run, but you want the one from the next night (or the 27th). Brown-Eyed is uptempo and I can dig a mid-set Brokedown, where it doesn't feel like a throwaway; and this has good singing. The most interesting part of the set is Sugar Magnolia>Caution>Uncle John's Band. There was one Caution in '71, then this was the first of '72. They played it 5 times on E72, and then never played another full version. The official release edits out 30 seconds of Caution (@9:18) for no apparent reason. It eventually enters a varied, interesting jam, then starts to go back to Bobby McGee, before swerving into Uncle John's with a rough segue that never completely irons out. The sequence is worth hearing once if it looks good to you on paper.
1st Set: C-
2nd Set: C
Overall = 2½ stars
Mr. Charlie - a Jer favorite
China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider - Billy's great and Jer uses a volume pedal
SOURCES: A sudden appearance of a Charlie Miller mastering, and one uploaded since, but the 132726.miller has the meticulous cleanup. An edited version of Sugar Magnolia>Caution>Uncle John's Band is on the "Academy of Music, New York City March 1972" mail-order bonus disc that came with Rockin' the Rhein (the disc also has a Playin' and a Dawk Staw but they're from the next night).
The usual highlights abound - here the big treat is, of course, the Caution > Jam > UJB.
Seriously, that jam just before UJB - 2-3 minutes long - is achingly, poignantly beautiful. Jerry evokes every emotional cell within you, takes you through the landscape of America, through your childhood, through everything. I seriously could listen to the boys do that for an hour, but they were wise to walk away from that jam when they did. I don't get choked up much listening to the GD, but jams like this deserve total reverence - think of the transitions a la 6/24/70 DS > Attics, or 2/18/71 DS > Wharf Rat. I'll put this one up there with those any day.
Subject: A great show
That sweet jam at the end of "Caution" is bugging me too (see other review by mklsgl) - there's definitely some Zabriskie Point's "Love Scenes" in there, plus hints of "Attics", "We Bid You Goodnight" and something that sounds a bit like "Fennario" as done by Simon and Garfunkel.
Subject: Last 2 minutes of "Caution": what is that song?
Subject: nice addition to the canon
Subject: Thank You!
Subject: Oh yeah, that's the stuff